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regulator

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Noun regulator has 3 senses
  1. regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
    --1 is a kind of
    control, controller
    --1 has particulars:
     aperture; ballcock, ball cock; draft; faucet; flywheel; peg; petcock; register; safety valve, relief valve, escape valve, escape cock, escape; sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gate; thermostat, thermoregulator
    Derived form: verb regulate1
  2. regulator - a official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
    --2 is a kind of
    official, functionary
    Derived form: verb regulate2
  3. governor, regulator - a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
    --3 is a kind of control, controller
    --3 has particulars: timer
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